The southern coast of Spain, known as the Costa del Sol (Sun Coast), is one of the most popular travel destinations in all Europe. And this is not surprising: the many miles of sandy beaches, a wonderful climate with more than 3,000 hours of sunshine a year, the mild Mediterranean sea, extensive sports and leisure facilities, relaxed atmosphere and excellent food are some very good reasons to spend your vacation just here. It is also a great place for avid golf players, as on the Costa del Sol you will find the biggest concentration of golf courses in Europe (hence it’s sometimes nickname Costa del Golf).
The Costa del Sol stretches over 300 kilometers from the Strait of Gibraltar to the east to the province of Granada, where it borders the Costa Tropical (Tropical Coast). The vast majority of the Costa del Sol, however, belongs to the province of Malaga. In Malaga, there is also the most important airport of the region, and the beautiful beaches just outside the capital are the best known and most popular of the entire coast.